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Include every party guest in the fun and festivity by whipping up any of these tempting non-alcoholic drink recipes! There is something for every occasion.

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non Alcoholic Drinks To Love!

A delicious drink is like the cherry on top of your well-planned gathering or impromptu party. These simple, alcohol-free drinks can be put together in a flash, and are perfect for guests of every age.

Here’s why we love them!

  • Variety. Whether you’re looking for warm or cold, fruity or playful, there is a tantalizing drink for you!
  • Easy. These are all easy non-alcoholic drinks that can be made at home.
  • Quick. Many are so easy they can be whipped up just minutes before you need to serve them.
  • Make ahead. Others can be made the day before, and stored in the fridge.
A glass of homemade lemonade with a sprig of mint.

Turn a Cocktail into a Mocktail

Not all cocktail drinks are easily transformed. One helpful tip is to choose drinks that already have a lower ratio of alcohol in the recipe.

  • Soda. Most often simply substitute the liquor for soda water, lemon-lime soda, or ginger ale.
  • Fruit puree. If it’s a flavored liquor, substitute it with a similarly flavored fruit puree.
  • Add a splash of juice. Grapefruit juice, pomegranate juice, grenadine, orange juice, cranberry juice, or fresh lime juice are great choices to add flavor.

Taste as you go to get the best result. 

Cherry limemade served in a glass mason jar.

Add Character

Just because these drinks don’t contain alcohol doesn’t mean they can’t be fun!!

  • Use fun cups. Mason jars, textured tumblers, patterned disposable cups, or even clear plastic cups.
  • Sugar the rim. This works best with a glass cup.
    • In a bowl, add a scoop or two of sugar.
    • In a separate bowl, add a few tablespoons of lemon juice.
    • Dip the rim of the glass into the lemon juice, then into the sugar. Allow it to dry. 
  • Accessories. Use fun straws, drink umbrellas, and festive cocktail skewers.
  • Herbs. Add dashes of herbs or spices to the drink like salt, basil, thyme, nutmeg, rosemary, ground cinnamon, or a cinnamon stick.
  • Garnish the drinks with fresh herbs, add a fresh fruit slice to the rim of the cups, throw in a couple of maraschino cherries, or toss berries directly into the glass.
  • Ice cubes. Make unique ice cubes using fun-shaped ice cube trays. Pre-make the drink, and freeze it into cubes. This way you can chill a drink without watering it down.
Mint Julep drink topped with fresh mint and maraschino cherries.

Party Punch Tips

Use these party tips to whip up the best non alcoholic party drinks at home for epic parties!

  • New recipes. Test it a week or two ahead of time so that you can make any adjustments before the party.
  • For large parties, make the punch in advance and store it in jugs in the refrigerator. Refill the punch bowl as needed.
    • Save the carbonation to pour in when filling the punch bowl. This way the drink won’t go flat while it’s waiting to be served. 
  • Label the drinks. This is particularly helpful for people who are avoiding alcohol or have food allergies.  
  • Drink dispensers. Be mindful that you don’t add ingredients that can clog the tap. 
  • Transporting punch:
    • Take all the ingredients and mix them up at the venue.
    • Mix it up before traveling, and store it in airtight leak-proof containers.
    • Utilize a cooler to keep ingredients cold, and in case a container leaks. 

Best Non Alcoholic Drinks

Every one of these drinks is classic and delicious, and everyone can enjoy them! Each chilled drink in this collection is party-perfect.

1 Non Alcoholic Mint Julep

Drinks Non Alcoholic Mint Julep
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 19 votes
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2 Pineapple Pink Lemonade Soda Recipe

Drinks Pineapple Pink Lemonade Soda Recipe
Total Time: 3 minutes

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4.99 from 308 votes
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3 Sonic Cherry Limeade Recipe

Drinks Sonic Cherry Limeade Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes

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5 from 77 votes
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4 Shirley Temple Recipe

Drinks Shirley Temple Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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5 Ocean Water Recipe

Drinks Ocean Water Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes

Recipe Video

4.94 from 46 votes
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6 Homemade Lemonade Recipe

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Total Time: 50 minutes

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5 from 27 votes
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7 Butterbeer Recipe

Drinks Butterbeer Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes

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5 from 86 votes
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8 Horchata Recipe

Drinks Horchata Recipe
Total Time: 12 hours 10 minutes

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5 from 32 votes
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9 Watermelon Juice Recipe

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Total Time: 8 minutes

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4.95 from 35 votes
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10 Hot Chocolate Recipe

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Total Time: 8 minutes

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5 from 3 votes
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Seasonal Non Alcoholic Drinks

Spice up your holiday party with any of these seasonal favorites! These are our top requested drinks to top off any special occasion.

11 4th of July Punch Recipe

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Total Time: 5 minutes
4.43 from 7 votes
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12 Witches Brew Recipe

Drinks Witches Brew Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 31 votes
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13 Kool Aid Ice Recipe

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Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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14 Frozen Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

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Total Time: 5 minutes
4.63 from 8 votes
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15 Ghoul-Aid Recipe

Drinks Ghoul-Aid Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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16 Easy Eggnog Recipe

Drinks Easy Eggnog Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

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5 from 23 votes
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17 Halloween Punch Recipe

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Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

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4.86 from 21 votes
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18 Slushy Punch Recipe

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Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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19 Holiday Punch Recipe

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Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

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5 from 87 votes
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20 Caramel Apple Cider Recipe

Drinks Caramel Apple Cider Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 17 votes
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Perfect Party Drinks!

With so many fun and tasty drink recipes to choose from – you will want to try them all!

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  1. Sue says:

    The mint juleep and Shirley temple are fun to make and are perfect for new years.

  2. Joy says:

    Thank you for sharing this!! We are not drinkers, so sometimes, it’s hard finding fun drink recipes, especially for the holidays. I have tried many of yours & they are all so good!!

  3. Olivia says:

    I love all these fun drinks to make. Such a variety of any drink you want to make for any occasion.